Both veterinary and human mass-produced medicinal preparations can by employed in the therapy of animals. Veterinary surgeons are allowed to dispense drugs right in their surgeries. Data were obtained by means oťques-tionnaires from 11 respondents in the year 2002. Variability and consumption of mass-produced medicaments were evaluated in altogether27 pharmacotherapeutic groups (17 groups were represented both in the assortment of veterinary and human brand products, 4 groups included only human brand products, and 6 groups were exc-lusively veterinary brand products). The greatest variability of human brand products prescribed in veterinary practice was found in antibiotics, vitamins, and analgesics including antiphlogistics. Of veterinary brand products, the greatest variability was found in antibiotics, anti-ectoparasitic agents, and minerals including calcium preparations. In the assortment of human brand products, the largest consumption is that of corticosteroids, antibiotics, and analgesics including antiphlogistics. In the assortment of veterinary brand products, the largest consumption was found in anti-ectoparasitic, antibiotic, and antiparasitic-anthelmintic drugs. The number of extem-poraneous preparations prescribed by the veterinary surgeons ranged from 0 to 30 per month, the number of brand products dispensed in pharmacies was 0-40 of human brand products and 0-5 of veterinary brand products per month. The number of originál packages of brand products stored in surgeries of veterinary surgeons ranged within 20-150 of human brand products and 40-400 of veterinary brand products. Nearly one half oť the respondents reported that they did not need any cooperation with the pharmacist.
veterinary drugs - veterinary surgeons - prescription - consumption - variability